Jacqueline RyanBorn: 1966
Place of Birth: London
Jacqueline Ryan spent time at the Fachhochschule in Dusseldorf and after graduating from the Royal College of Art, London in 1991, she moved to Padua, Italy and shared a workshop with Giovanni Corvaja. Jacqueline works exclusively in gold and precious materials to create organic forms characterised by intricate arrangements of repeated elements, bringing to the field a unique voice grounded in the Italian tradition of architecture and design. Jacqueline now has her own workshop in Todi, Italy.
‘Most of my pieces are preceded by studies derived from living organisms, marine plants, flowers, or seeds and other found objects with the occasional aid of macrophotography that capture some of the finer-scale qualities more difficult to perceive with the naked eye. Repetition, naturally occurring in nature, is a recurrent theme that runs through much of my work as well as movement in which the composite shapes and forms from which my work is constructed move and sway with the body and sometimes jingle and rattle – quietly giving the work a pleasant tactile dimension and interacting with the wearer so that the piece may be animated and alive. I feel that my work has completed its cycle when it has found its wearer.’ - Jacqueline Ryan
Public Collections include:
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Aberdeen; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Museum für Künst und Gewerbe,Hamburg, Germany; Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
Jacqueline Ryan was the subject of a solo exhibition, On The Surface, at The Gallery as part of the International Festival, August 2019. View and purchase a copy of the catalogue to accompany On The Surface here.
Primavera Brooch View details
Primavera Brooch201818ct gold and vitreous enamelH:4.3cm W:5.6cm D:1.8cm£10,250Umbria Rose Ring View details
Umbria Rose Ring201918ct gold and vitreous enamelH:3cm W:2.6cm D:2.2cm£5,410Caterpillar Earrings View details
Caterpillar Earrings201918ct goldH:1.7cm W:1.6cm D:1cm£1,950Aragosta Ring View details
Aragosta Ring200918ct white gold, black pearlW:1.6cm£3,250Two-Tone Reef Sea Star Earrings View details
Two-Tone Reef Sea Star Earrings201918ct yellow gold, vitreous enamelH:1cm W:2cm£695 eachConvex Concave Earrings View details
Convex Concave Earrings201818ct gold, vitreous enamelH:1.8cm W:1.6cm D:0.7cm£810Notch Earrings View details
Notch Earrings201818ct goldH:2cm W:1.5cm D:0.8cm£1,700Bird of Paradise Earrings View details
Bird of Paradise Earrings201918ct goldH:2.1cm W:4.2cm D:1.3cm£3,410Large Articulated Fan Earrings View details